Each year, the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce facilitates four community awards: Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year, and Charitable Organization of the Year.
“Salutes and Salutations” was the theme for this year’s award ceremony, a casual affair with small plates and wine from 10 local eateries. The event at the Danville Community Center honored those who that have made a difference in the San Ramon Valley with proceeds from the ticket sales benefiting the Veterans Memorial Building.
Presented by the media organization, Danville Express, the Wheelchair Foundation received the 2012 award for Charitable Organization of the Year. With nearly 200 registered non-profits in the town of Danville, there is certainly no lack of competition. Candidates for the Charitable Organization of the Year Award are considered based on the following criteria:
• Chamber member that has been a 501(c)3 for at least five years
• Has made significant, consistent contributions to the San Ramon Valley, and a notable recent contribution
• Demonstrates leadership, thoroughness and integrity
The Wheelchair Foundation is proud to accept this award, with sincere thanks to the members of our community who nominated and chose us for this special title.
“Each of these award recipients represents the best of the best in Danville. They are truly what makes our community so wonderful,” said Shelby McNamara, president of the chamber.